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10 Movies That Celebrate Traditional Families for Children

10 Movies That Celebrate Traditional Families for Children

By Movieguide®

It’s important for children and tweens to see positive examples of traditional families. From a band of superheroes to a brood of cavemen, these films take pride in family joy. They teach unconditional love and the value of having a mom and dad. Please enjoy this list of 10 movies that celebrate traditional families for children and tweens.

YES DAY

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
YES DAY is a funny, enjoyable family comedy streaming on Netflix about parents who say yes to their three children for one whole day. YES DAY has a morally uplifting, redemptive worldview about loving one another, making sacrifices for others and giving to your family.

THE INCREDIBLES

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
THE INCREDIBLES is another incredible animated movie from Pixar and Disney, about two retired superhero parents who must battle a villain targeting their family. Beautifully animated, THE INCREDIBLES is full of exciting energy, fantastic fun, and humorous hilarity, with a very strong redemptive, Christian worldview full of many positive moral messages.

PADDINGTON

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
PADDINGTON is based on the beloved children’s books about a friendly talking bear from “deepest, darkest Peru” who comes to London to find a new home and gets into all sorts of comical and exciting adventures. PADDINGTON is a pure delight. It’s also very funny, winsome and absolutely charming, with some minor questionable elements, but nothing salacious.

INSIDE OUT

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
INSIDE OUT is an animated comedy about a young girl who has a wonderful life, until her family moves to San Francisco and her emotions get out of control. INSIDE OUT is a well-made, delightful movie with a great plot line, excellent animation and a strong moral worldview.

MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN is a heartrending, faith-affirming drama about the true story of a 12-year-old girl suffering from a very serious medical disorder. The cast and the filmmakers do a beautiful job making this story come alive.

EVAN ALMIGHTY

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
EVAN ALMIGHTY stars Steve Carell as Evan Baxter, the anchorman from BRUCE ALMIGHTY, who has become a U.S. Congressman, but sees his political career put on hold when God commands Evan to build an ark. EVAN ALMIGHTY is a funny, heartwarming family movie with a thrilling ending that makes up for the movie’s theological mis-steps, such as the important fact that the movie does not make it clear that, when God appears to us in human form, he always appears as Jesus Christ as noted in John 1.

FAMILY CAMP

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
FAMILY CAMP is a funny, heartwarming movie about two dysfunctional families that learn how to love one another at a Christian summer camp. FAMILY CAMP has some very positive Christian messages about faith, family, love, and forgiveness, with no crude content no foul language, no sex, and lightweight slapstick violence.

THE CROODS

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
THE CROODS is a new animated comedy about one of the world’s first families, who are fearful of the new when their cave is suddenly destroyed. THE CROODS is a fun adventure with a family who truly love each other, but it has some humanist, environmentalist elements.

GRACE UNPLUGGED

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
GRACE UNPLUDGGED is about the young daughter of a former rock star who found Jesus and now must lead his wayward daughter away from bad influences and back to Christ. GRACE UNPLUDGGED keeps you on the edge of your seat and is one of the best, most entertaining, and most powerful, heartrending Christian movie ever produced.

THE BOSS BABY

Quality:
****
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements. (Media-wisdom is suggested to discuss.)
THE BOSS BABY is a delightful, funny animated comedy. Seven-year-old Tim has a perfect life until he gets a baby brother and together they must stop a powerful, nefarious organization trying to replace cuddly babies with cuddly puppies. BOSS BABY is a hilarious, ultimately heartwarming movie with a strong Christian, moral worldview that’s pro-life, pro-family and pro-business.

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Quality: - Content: +4
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Quality: - Content: +1